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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Featuring 400 of the planet's most important natural and cultural sites that fall under the umbrella of UNESCO's World Heritage Program, this volume contains breathtaking photography of some of the planet's greatest treasures, many of which are inaccessible to the average traveler. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: We should emphasize what unites us much more than what divides us;
--Kofi Annan
--Former Secretary-General to the United Nations
--Member of the Global Elders.

Renowned Hammond World Atlas has been helping people keep the world at their fingertips for over a century. Hammond s latest publication, the stunning Timeless Earth: 400 of the World s Most Important Places, continues Hammond s long-standing tradition. It showcases 400 of the world s most celebrated locations as identified by UNESCO s World Heritage program in remarkable, full-color spreads.

Allow yourself to be engulfed in the world s most breathtaking landscapes from the creamy, sun-bleached stone of the Acropolis; to the frosty peaks of the Canadian Rocky Mountains; to the sprawling architectural intricacy of Versailles. Explore natural wonders like Zambia s Victoria Falls and the tropical rainforest of Sumatra, man made marvels like the Hwaseong Fortress, or historically significant sites like Auschwitz and Hiroshima.

Features:
o Covers 400 of the most significant UNESCO World heritage sites, with an in-depth look at a select 290 of these interesting places
o All 851 World Heritage sites clearly mapped in lush full-color spreads
o Packed with more than 1,000 full-color photographs
o Learn about the cultural importance of UNESCO s World Heritage initiative
o Divided into three distinct sections The Natural World, Human Culture, and The Modern World
o Color-coded pages for easy browsing
Timeless Earth is the ideal gift both for the world traveler and for the enthusiast who wishes to see the world from home.

The UNESCO World Heritage Trust is an international organization that spearheads efforts to identify, protect, and preserve historic sites and natural areas of worldwide significance.

About the Author: Patrick Bonneville is a French Canadian artist and author from Montreal. He graduated with a degree in marketing from the John Molson School of Business. After working in advertising for the Molson-Coors brewery and for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team, he decided to dive into the world of publishing. His objective was to use his marketing background to create great books about international programs that make our world better and stronger. His debut project was the self-published title The World Heritage, which brought him to the attention of major publishers. He teamed up with the Langenscheidt Publishing Group to create Timeless Earth, a spectacular book about the World Heritage Sites. Patrick is now working on other promising projects, including a glimpse into the world biosphere and humanitarian conflicts.

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